Is a Home Gym Better than Going to the Gym?

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Perhaps when you think of going to the gym, that’s exactly what you think of: that you go to a gym. In other words, you leave the house. Maybe that’s the only way you’ve ever considered working out.

It might surprise you, in that case, to realize that it’s possible to have a home gym that’s just as beneficial to your health and strength training as a gym you have to leave home to visit. Plus, there are several benefits to a home gym that, for many at least, make it a much better option than any other kind of gym. If you’re wondering what those benefits could be, read on; we’ve listed some of them below so you can understand more. You might just change your workout routine once you have all the details!


A few years ago, hygiene might not have been such an issue. However, after the events of 2020 and 2021 and how much we now know about hand washing and being as hygienic as possible in crowds, does the gym really still appeal? Do you want to be using the same equipment as dozens of other people and using the same showers, which may not be cleaned more than once a day?

If this sounds like something you would rather avoid, a home gym will suit you much better. Firstly, it’s likely you’ll be the only one using the equipment. Even if other household members do share it with you, you’ll have a good idea of their hygiene levels and know when and how to clean your own equipment. Plus, your shower will be a cleaner place to refresh than anything you’ll find in a gym.

You Can Save Time

Everyone is busy. Everyone wants more time to do this, that, or the other. They might even want more time to go to the gym. The problem is the 21st century is time-poor, and everyone is in the same boat. That’s why, when you can save time, it’s something you really need to do.

Having your own home gym is a great way to save time. If you think about how long it takes you to get to your usual gym (whether you go straight from work or from home), then how long it actually takes you to use the equipment (bearing in mind waiting times), and then you still need to get home again afterwards, it’s no wonder that people don’t enjoy having to go. The workout might be fine, but before and after are problematic.

When you have a gym at home, like one of Mirafit’s wide range home gyms, that time-wasting is eliminated. Plus, you don’t have to spend an hour working out just to feel as though the trip was worth it. If you’ve only got ten minutes, just use ten minutes. At least it’s something, and as it’s right at home, no time is wasted at all.

The Equipment Will Be Set Up for You

Another benefit of using a home gym is that all the equipment will be set up just the way you want it. The weights will be at your limit, and the machines will be in the ideal spot (because you chose them). All you’ll have to do is use the equipment (after switching them on in some cases).

This means a home gym is much easier to use and much more convenient, which really adds to your levels of motivation and could, in the end, give you better results.

Image Credits: Brian Wangenheim

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